Dear Rockstar (Dear Rockstar #1) by Emme Rollins
Published July 1st 2013 by Fido Publishing (first published June 11th 2010)
Genres: NA, Contemporary Romance / Paperback: 200 pages
Sara is obsessed with rock star Tyler Vincent, and as she works to complete her senior year, she’s determined to find a way to meet him—although her best friend, Aimee, keeps telling her to find a different escape from her desperately violent home life.
Complications arise when Dale, the mysterious new transfer student, sets his sights on Sara, and she falls for this rock-star-in-the-making in spite of her better judgment. When Sara wins a contest, she is faced with a choice—travel to Tyler Vincent’s home town to meet him, or stay and support Dale in a Battle-of-the-Bands hosted by MTV.
Their triangulated relationship is pushed to its breaking point, but there is another, deeper secret that Dale’s been keeping that just may break things wide open…
Turn up your collar, feather your hair, and splash on some Polo, because we’re going back to the ‘80’s when MTV played music videos, there was no such thing as American Idol, and becoming a star meant doing nothing short of crazy for that one, big break.
“No”, I said. I have too many life experiences to go back and enjoy a NA book. My friends pushed knowing I enjoyed the two Rock star series by Olivia Cunning. It will surprise you they said. I gave in and I am very happy that I did. This series in now among the series that I follow and I have learned never to say never.
The characters are attending an adult academy to get their high school degrees. Each of them has a story to tell that explains why they didn’t graduate with their friends. Our hero Dale and our heroine Sara are no exception.
Much of the book is about secrets that the characters are too embarrassed or too hurt to repeat. As all of the secrets unfold in sometimes violent ways the main characters are held closer and closer to your heart. It is all way too believable. The story takes place in the eighty’s but you soon forget that detail as the book sweeps you away.
The sex is hot. The characters mature before your eyes. The story is spell binding. It is a must read if you enjoy this sub genre of romance. This author, who was new to me, will be a fast rising star. She has what it takes in spades.
Emme Rollins a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of New Adult/Mature Young Adult fiction. She’s been writing since she could hold a crayon and still chews her pen caps to a mangled plastic mess. She did not, however, eat paste as a kid.
She has two degrees, a bachelor’s and a master’s, one of which she’s still paying for, but neither of which she uses out in the “real world,” because when she isn’t writing, she spends her time growing an organic garden to feed her husband and children (and far too many rabbits and deer!) where they live on twenty gorgeous forested acres in rural Michigan.
She loves tending her beehives (bees are wonderful pollinators and Hello!? Honey!) and keeping up with her daily yoga practice and going for long walks in the woods with her boxer, Rodeo, who loves chasing squirrels almost as much as Emme loves writing! (from Goodreads Profile)
Website: http://www.emmerollins.com | Twitter: emmerollins
Goodreads Profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7144570.Emme_Rollins
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Review by ☼ Sunny